Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tom Brennan
Right winger Tom Brennan had a seven-year professional hockey career, which included shorts stints in the NHL with the Boston Bruins over a two-year period.

At the age of 15, Brennan moved to Canada to enhance his playing abilities, and joined the Montreal Victorias where he played for two years. At 17 he played a year with the Montreal Westmount of the MCHL before going to the Montreal Junior Canadiens of the QJHL and finally the Montreal Sr. Canadiens of the QSHL in 1941-42. Brennan returned to his native Philadelphia at the age of 20 to play for the EAHL's Falcons where he scored 34 goals and 68 points. The Boston Bruins signed him to a contract the following year and he played in eleven games, scoring twice and assisting on one other. In 1944-45, Brennan returned to the EAHL as a member of the Boston Olympics. In 48 games he scored 53 goals and 108 points to lead the league in scoring, winning the John Carlin Trophy. He also played his last NHL game with the Bruins that year. He missed the entire 1945-46 season recovering from back surgery.

Brennan continued to play hockey for another seven years in the Quebec Senior League and the Maritime Senior League, retiring after the 1952-53 season as a member of the Ste. Therese Titans.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1937-38 Montreal Victorias MCJHL
1938-39 Montreal Victorias MCJHL 12 11 7 18 15 2 1 1 2 14
1939-40 Montreal Westmount MCHL 11 9 6 15 7 2 2 0 2 0
1940-41 Montreal Jr. Canadiens QJHL 10 5 10 15 10 4 6 1 7 0
1941-42 Montreal Sr. Canadiens QSHL 5 2 0 2 2
1942-43 Philadelphia Falcons EAHL 44 34 34 68 28 12 8 6 14 16
1943-44 Boston Bruins NHL 11 2 1 3 2
1943-44 Boston Olympics EAHL 30 36 25 61 58 11 10 4 14 19
1944-45 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 1 1 0
1944-45 Boston Olympics EAHL 46 53 55 108 42 10 13 17 30 15
1945-46 Boston Bruins NHLMGNT
1946-47 Valleyfield Braves QSHL 13 4 2 6 16
1946-47 Boston Olympics EAHL 32 15 21 36 35 6 3 3 6 0
1947-48 Boston Olympics QSHL 13 3 4 7 4
1947-48 Boston Olympics EAHL 5 3 1 4 2
1948-49 Halifax St. Mary's MSHL 49 26 35 61 56 11 6 3 9 0
1948-49 Halifax St. Mary's Al-Cup 5 1 3 4 12
1949-50 Halifax St. Mary's MSHL 61 23 34 57 12 12 7 8 15 12
1949-50 Boston Olympics EAHL 1 0 0 0 0
1949-50 Halifax St. Mary's Al-Cup 5 0 6 6 4
1950-51 Saint John Beavers MMHL 53 24 42 66 78
1951-52 Saint John Beavers MMHL 1 0 0 0 0
1951-52 Joliette Cyclones QPHL
1952-53 Ste-Therese Titans QPHL 41 19 40 59
NHL Totals 12 2 2 4 2


EAHL Second All-Star Team (1943)
EAHL First All-Star Team (1944, 1945)
John Carlin Trophy (Top Scorer - EAHL) (1945)
Signed as a free agent by Boston, November 27, 1943.
Missed entire 1945-46 due to back surgery.
Suffered season-ending eye injury in game vs. St-Jerome (QPHL), November 29, 1951.